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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637175/multiple-subpial-transections-for-medically-refractory-epilepsy-a-disaggregated-review-of-patient-level-data
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John D Rolston, Hansen Deng, Doris D Wang, Dario J Englot, Edward F Chang
BACKGROUND: Multiple subpial transections (MST) are a treatment for seizure foci in nonresectable eloquent areas. OBJECTIVE: To systematically review patient-level data regarding MST. METHODS: Studies describing patient-level data for MST procedures were extracted from the Medline and PubMed databases, yielding a synthetic cohort of 212 patients from 34 studies. Data regarding seizure outcome, patient demographics, seizure type, surgery type, and complications were extracted and analyzed...
June 20, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632467/effects-of-a-single-session-of-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-on-upper-limb-movements-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy-a-randomized-sham-controlled-study
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Renata Calhes Franco Moura, Cibele Santos, Luanda Collange Grecco, Giorgio Albertini, Veronica Cimolin, Manuela Galli, Claudia Oliveira
INTRODUCTION: Motor impairment in children with spastic hemiparetic cerebral palsy (CP) is generally more prominent in the affected upper limb, leading to limitations in hand function stemming from deficiencies in motor coordination and selective motor control as well as muscle weakness, slower execution of movements and deficient integration of sensory-motor information. OBJECTIVE: Determine the effect of a single session of anodal transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) combined with functional training on the spatiotemporal variables of upper arm movements in children with spastic hemiparesis...
February 25, 2017: Developmental Neurorehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625615/efficacy-and-safety-of-abobotulinumtoxina-dysport%C3%A2-for-the-treatment-of-hemiparesis-in-adults-with-upper-limb-spasticity-previously-treated-with-botulinum-toxin-sub-analysis-from-a-phase-3-randomized-controlled-trial
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Christina Marciniak, Peter McAllister, Heather Walker, Allison Brashear, Steven Edgley, Thierry Deltombe, Svetlana Khatkova, Marta Banach, Fatma Gul, Claire Vilain, Philippe Picaut, Anne-Sophie Grandoulier, Jean-Michel Gracies
OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy and safety of abobotulinumtoxinA in adults with upper limb spasticity previously treated with botulinum toxin A (BoNT-A). DESIGN: A post-hoc analysis from a Phase 3, prospective, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study SETTING: 34 neurology or rehabilitation clinics in nine countries. PARTICIPANTS: Adults aged 18-80 years with hemiparesis, ≥6 months after stroke or traumatic brain injury. This analysis focused on a subgroup of subjects with previous onabotulinumtoxinA or incobotulinumtoxinA treatment (n=105 of 243 in the total trial population) in the affected limb...
June 15, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619364/outcome-of-arterial-ischemic-stroke-in-children-with-heart-disease
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María Vázquez López, Pedro de Castro de Castro, Estibaliz Barredo Valderrama, Ma Concepción Miranda Herrero, Nuria Gil Villanueva, Andrés J Alcaraz Romero, Samuel I Pascual Pascual
Arterial ischemic strokes (AIS) are rare in childhood. Congenital and acquired heart diseases are one of the most important risk factors of AIS in children. OBJECTIVE: Study the outcome of children with heart disease that have suffered AIS and the factors that influence on prognosis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We evaluated all children with heart disease who had suffered AIS between 2000 and 2014 in our hospital. RESULTS: Seventy-four children with heart disease suffered an arterial ischemic stroke...
June 1, 2017: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology: EJPN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617780/-the-burden-of-disability-in-cameroon
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Calogero Foti, Caterina Albensi, Laura Giordani, Yannick Azeufack Ngueko, Martin Sanou Sobze, Vittorio Colizzi
AIM: Rehabilitation services for disabled persons are lacking in countries with limited economic resources. Reliable and objective data are needed to plan for their implementation and to determine the burden of disability in these countries. METHODS: A descriptive cross-sectional study conducted in June 2013 among people living in Dschang Health District, in the West region of Cameroon, to collect information about socio-demographic aspects of physically disabled subjects and health determinants of disabilities...
March 2017: Igiene e Sanità Pubblica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611828/heads-up-a-novel-provocative-maneuver-to-guide-acute-ischemic-stroke-management
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Latisha K Ali, Julius K Weng, Sidney Starkman, Jeffrey L Saver, Doojin Kim, Bruce Ovbiagele, Brian H Buck, Nerses Sanossian, Paul Vespa, Oh Young Bang, Reza Jahan, Gary R Duckwiler, Fernando Viñuela, David S Liebeskind
BACKGROUND: A common dilemma in acute ischemic stroke management is whether to pursue recanalization therapy in patients with large vessel occlusions but minimal neurologic deficits. We describe and report preliminary experience with a provocative maneuver, i.e. 90-degree elevation of the head of bed for 30 min, which stresses collaterals and facilitates decision-making. METHODS: A prospective cohort study of <7.5 h of acute anterior circulation territory ischemia patients with minimal deficits despite middle cerebral artery (MCA) or internal carotid artery (ICA) occlusive disease...
March 2017: Interventional Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604190/the-use-of-a-stent-retriever-to-cause-mechanical-dilatation-of-a-vasospasm-secondary-to-iatrogenic-subarachnoid-haemorrhage
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Pervinder Bhogal, Dimitris Paraskevopoulos, Hegoda Ld Makalanda
Objective To report the use of a stent-retriever in the management of vasospasm secondary to craniopharyngioma resection. Postoperative improvement was seen both clinically and on perfusion imaging. Methods A patient was admitted for resection of a large craniopharygioma. On day 6 postoperatively the patient had an acute hemiparesis. A computed tomography angiogram and perfusion scan demonstrated acute right-sided cerebral vasospasm and a perfusion defect in the territory of the middle cerebral artery (MCA)...
June 2017: Interventional Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595811/acute-distal-migration-of-a-flow-diverting-stent
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David Dornbos, Ciarán J Powers
The introduction of flow diverting stents, particularly for treatment of petrous to supraclinoid internal carotid artery aneurysms, has greatly impacted endovascular treatment of intracranial aneurysms. Despite their high efficacy, complications, such as ischemic events, distal hemorrhage, or problems with stent deployment, remain a significant concern. We present the first reported case of acute distal migration of a Pipeline Embolization Device (PED). A 24-year old female underwent elective placement of a PED for treatment of a left paraclinoid internal carotid artery aneurysm...
June 5, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595611/video-game-rehabilitation-for-outpatient-stroke-vigorous-protocol-for-a-multi-center-comparative-effectiveness-trial-of-in-home-gamified-constraint-induced-movement-therapy-for-rehabilitation-of-chronic-upper-extremity-hemiparesis
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Lynne V Gauthier, Chelsea Kane, Alexandra Borstad, Nancy Strahl, Gitendra Uswatte, Edward Taub, David Morris, Alli Hall, Melissa Arakelian, Victor Mark
BACKGROUND: Constraint-Induced Movement therapy (CI therapy) is shown to reduce disability, increase use of the more affected arm/hand, and promote brain plasticity for individuals with upper extremity hemiparesis post-stroke. Randomized controlled trials consistently demonstrate that CI therapy is superior to other rehabilitation paradigms, yet it is available to only a small minority of the estimated 1.2 million chronic stroke survivors with upper extremity disability. The current study aims to establish the comparative effectiveness of a novel, patient-centered approach to rehabilitation utilizing newly developed, inexpensive, and commercially available gaming technology to disseminate CI therapy to underserved individuals...
June 8, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594462/determinants-of-sexual-function-and-dysfunction-in-men-and-women-with-stroke-a-systematic-review
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Wendy Dusenbury, Pernille Palm Johansen, Victoria Mosack, Elaine E Steinke
AIM: The aim of this systematic review was to examine determinants of sexual function and dysfunction in men and women poststroke, and to evaluate effectiveness of interventions. METHODS: A systematic review was conducted using the databases of PubMed, Medline, CINAHL, Cochrane, and Psychinfo, for studies published between January, 2000 and October, 2016. Included were original research, adult ≥18 years, English language, and experimental and non-experimental designs...
June 8, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592282/the-role-of-virtual-reality-in-improving-motor-performance-as-revealed-by-eeg-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Rocco Salvatore Calabrò, Antonino Naro, Margherita Russo, Antonino Leo, Rosaria De Luca, Tina Balletta, Antonio Buda, Gianluca La Rosa, Alessia Bramanti, Placido Bramanti
BACKGROUND: Many studies have demonstrated the usefulness of repetitive task practice by using robotic-assisted gait training (RAGT) devices, including Lokomat, for the treatment of lower limb paresis. Virtual reality (VR) has proved to be a valuable tool to improve neurorehabilitation training. The aim of our pilot randomized clinical trial was to understand the neurophysiological basis of motor function recovery induced by the association between RAGT (by using Lokomat device) and VR (an animated avatar in a 2D VR) by studying electroencephalographic (EEG) oscillations...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589229/-stroke-in-children-and-adolescents
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REVIEW
S Meyer, M Poryo, M Flotats-Bastardas, D Ebrahimi-Fakhari, U Yilmaz
The occurrence of a stroke in children and adolescents constitutes a rare, critical event that is associated with substantial morbidity and mortality. In addition to the individual suffering for the young patient and the medical burden for the affected family, a stroke is also associated with high follow-up costs for the health system because of the necessary long-term rehabilitative treatment. Establishing an early and prompt diagnosis is of great therapeutic importance. Because of the rarity of the illness and the plethora of clinical manifestations, diagnosis is often delayed...
June 6, 2017: Der Radiologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587706/coma-after-acute-head-injury
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Raimund Firsching
BACKGROUND: Coma after acute head injury is always alarming. Depending on the type of injury, immediate treatment may be life-saving. About a quarter of a million patients are treated for traumatic brain injury in Germany each year. Treatment recommendations must be updated continually in the light of advancing knowledge. METHODS: This review of treatment recommendations, prognostic factors, and the pathophysiology of coma after acute head injury is based on a 2015 German guideline for the treatment of head injury in adults and on pertinent publications retrieved by a selective search in PubMed for literature on post-traumatic coma...
May 5, 2017: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583196/effects-of-unilateral-real-time-biofeedback-on-propulsive-forces-during-gait
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Christopher Schenck, Trisha M Kesar
BACKGROUND: In individuals with post-stroke hemiparesis, reduced push-off force generation in the paretic leg negatively impacts walking function. Gait training interventions that increase paretic push-off can improve walking function in individuals with neurologic impairment. During normal locomotion, push-off forces are modulated with variations in gait speed and slope. However, it is unknown whether able-bodied individuals can selectively modulate push-off forces from one leg in response to biofeedback...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578330/the-efficacy-of-high-frequency-repetitive-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-for-improving-apathy-in-chronic-stroke-patients
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Nobuyuki Sasaki, Takatoshi Hara, Naoki Yamada, Masachika Niimi, Wataru Kakuda, Masahiro Abo
Although repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) for hemiparesis is beneficial, so far no study has examined the usefulness of rTMS for apathy. Thirteen patients with chronic stroke were assigned randomly to 2 groups: rTMS group (n = 7) and sham stimulation group (n = 6). The patients received 5 sessions of either high-frequency rTMS over the region spanning from the dorsal anterior cingulate cortex (dACC) to medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) or sham stimulation for 5 days. The severity of apathy was evaluated using the Apathy Scale (AS) and the severity of depression was evaluated using the Quick Inventory of Depressive Symptomatology (QIDS) serially before and after the 5-day protocol...
June 3, 2017: European Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576125/dissection-of-the-internal-carotid-artery-and-stroke-after-mandibular-fractures-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Ingrid Aune Tveita, Martin Ragnar Skjerve Madsen, Erik Waage Nielsen
BACKGROUND: We present a report of a patient with blunt trauma and mandibular fractures who developed a significant cerebral infarction due to an initially unrecognized injury of her left internal carotid artery. We believe that increased knowledge of this association will facilitate early recognition and hence prevention of a devastating outcome. CASE PRESENTATION: A 41-year-old ethnic Norwegian woman presented to our Emergency Room after a bicycle accident that had caused a direct blow to her chin...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574361/electrical-impedance-myography-for-evaluating-paretic-muscle-changes-after-stroke
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Xiaoyan Li, Le Li, Henry Shin, Sheng Li, Ping Zhou
Electrical impedance myography (EIM) was used to assess the paretic muscle intrinsic electrical properties post stroke. Twenty-seven stroke survivors with chronic hemiparesis participated in the study. Muscle impedance was measured by applying high-frequency, low-intensity alternating current to subjects' biceps brachii muscles. Major EIM parameters including resistance (R), reactance (X), phase angle (θ), and electrical anisotropy ratios (AR) of the three parameters were examined at 50 kHz. Statistical analysis demonstrated significant reduction of reactance, phase angle, AR of resistance and AR of reactance in the paretic muscle compared with the contralateral side (Paretic X: 6...
May 26, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571159/anaplastic-pleomorphic-xanthoastrocytoma-in-a-case-of-neurofibromatosis-type-1-a-case-report
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K Thara, Reetika Sharma, G Thiagarajan, Anita Ramdas, Renu Gboy Varghese
Pleomorphic Xanthoastrocytoma (PXA) is a rare brain tumour comprising only <1% of primary brain tumours which is seen in children and young adults. Only 9-20% of the PXA shows anaplastic features and this has a bad prognosis. PXA is a WHO grade II tumour while anaplastic PXA is a WHO grade III tumour. Neurofibromatosis type 1(NF1), which is an autosomal dominant condition, predisposes to tumours of the central nervous system; most of which are pilocytic astrocytomas. Association of PXA with NF1 is very rare and only a very few cases have been reported...
April 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28568707/hemispheric-language-organization-after-congenital-left-brain-lesions-a-comparison-between-functional-transcranial-doppler-and-functional-mri
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Anna Maria Chilosi, Sara Bulgheroni, Marco Turi, Paola Cristofani, Laura Biagi, Alessandra Erbetta, Daria Riva, Anna Nigri, Luigi Caputi, Nicola Giannini, Simona Fiori, Chiara Pecini, Francesca Perego, Michela Tosetti, Paola Cipriani, Giovanni Cioni
This study investigated whether functional transcranial Doppler ultrasound (fTCD) is a suitable tool for studying hemispheric lateralization of language in patients with pre-perinatal left hemisphere (LH) lesions and right hemiparesis. Eighteen left-hemisphere-damaged children and young adults and 18 healthy controls were assessed by fTCD and fMRI to evaluate hemispheric activation during two language tasks: a fTCD animation description task and a fMRI covert rhyme generation task. Lateralization indices (LIs), measured by the two methods, differed significantly between the two groups, for a clear LH dominance in healthy participants and a prevalent activation of right hemisphere in more than 80% of brain-damaged patients...
May 31, 2017: Journal of Neuropsychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566461/separable-systems-for-recovery-of-finger-strength-and-control-after-stroke
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Jing Xu, Naveed Ejaz, Benjamin Hertler, Meret Branscheidt, Mario Widmer, Andreia V Faria, Michelle D Harran, Juan C Cortes, Nathan Kim, Pablo A Celnik, Tomoko Kitago, Andreas R Luft, John W Krakauer, Jorn Diedrichsen
Impaired hand function after stroke is a major cause of long-term disability. We developed a novel paradigm that quantifies two critical aspects of hand function, strength and independent control of fingers (individuation), and also removes any obligate dependence between them. Hand recovery was tracked in 54 patients with hemiparesis over the first year after stroke. Most recovery of strength and individuation occurred within the first three months. A novel time-invariant recovery function was identified: recovery of strength and individuation were tightly correlated up to a strength level of approximately 60% of estimated premorbid strength; beyond this threshold, strength improvement was not accompanied by further improvement in individuation...
May 31, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
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